Basketball New Zealand announce athletes for Under 14 National Camp

Basketball New Zealand is proud to announce the athletes invited to the 2021 Under 14 National Camp.

The invite-only gathering is being held at Tui Ridge in Rotorua and will bring together 160 of New Zealand’s most promising young basketballers. This year’s event has been separated into girls and boys – 80 athletes each – to adhere to Alert Level 2 COVID restrictions should they apply at the time. The girls’ camp is from 18-21 April, and boys from 21-24 April.

This is the first stage of the National Talent Program and was launched in 2017 to start a higher level of exposure to the talented athletes. Invitees are those who have exemplified an adept skill set and a commitment to training by their local associations.

Camp Director Dave Mackay says the camp is a great opportunity for kids to get an insight into what it takes and means to play sport at a high level.

“This is the fourth time we have held these camps and every year the feed back is great. The kids and coaches who attend really enjoy it.”

“The great thing about this camp is it gives kids the chance to soak up their love of basketball, gain a wider understanding of things such as fundamental skills, nutrition, good health, and also to meet like-minded people from all over the country.

“We also encourage them to enjoy all kinds of sport at this age and just focus on the enjoyment that sport provides – that’s because we absolutely agree with the Sport NZ Balance is Better philosophy. We encourage kids to play and experience as many sports as possible, not just basketball,” says Mackay.

As well as nominating the players, Associations also nominate staff to attend the upskilling event, where similarly to the athletes the plan is for the lessons to flow back to their community. The camp is currently supported by 28 of the 36 associations.

The assembly is a live-in camp and includes a detailed on-court teaching programme while being supported by a strong off-court programme including nutrition, drug-free sports education, and insights into athlete testing and assessments, and what the athlete pathway looks like should the players wish to consider that in future.

The Under 14 Camps adds to what will have been a productive past six months come the end of April in the National Talent Program space. Since last December, Basketball New Zealand has helped stage national and regional camps for the Under 15, 17 and 19 age groups, and has Selection Camps for the Under 17 and 19 age groups also running in April.


2021 National U14 Invited Athletes 

First Name  Surname Association
Isaac MacKay Taranaki
Oscar Goodman Taranaki
Nick Rewiti Taranaki
Puke Chase Taranaki
Tyrell Minogue Hawkes Bay
Balin Casson Hawkes Bay
Jackson Ball Hawkes Bay
Kingston Manihera-Dankwa Hawkes Bay
Te Waere Carr -Tepeeti Kapati
Kael Kincaid Wellington
Kulcha Marsters Wellington
William Stenhouse Wellington
Sema Robati Wellington
Jerome Tamatea Gisborne
Gift Niyonzima Hutt Valley
Tamati Payne Hutt Valley
Isaiah Kautai Hutt Valley
Stephon Tala Hutt Valley
Santino Pekepo-Tavaga Manawatu
Lachlan Crate Manawatu
Marino Rimene Manawatu
Hoani Maxwell-Fraser Manawatu
Nehemiah Su’a Wanganui
Carlos Hay-Martin Wanganui
Diamond Robertson Wanganui
Antonio Verhoeven West Coast
Benjamin Ashman Canterbury
Connor Feldwick Canterbury
Eniitan Hakeem Ewebiyi Canterbury
George McBrydie Canterbury
George Taylor-Carson Canterbury
Ihaka Cate Canterbury
Kaia Cameron Canterbury
Kobe Costley Canterbury
Rhylee Henderson Canterbury
Victor Christof Canterbury
Hayden Jones Nelson
James Matthews Nelson
Elijah Inwood Nelson
Jake Holmes North Canterbury
Fletcher Jenkins North Canterbury
Toa Rangatira Haremata Parata North Canterbury
Jacob Munsen Clarke Southland
Mahuta Moeke Southland
Josh Cairns Southland
Jeremiah Vaitupu Otago
Joseph Deveraux-Kilpatrick Otago
Kevin Acero Otago
Tate Cameron Otago
Oak Chisholm Otago
Gus Dallow Auckland
Matthew Thompson Auckland
Charl Hirschfield Auckland
Aslan Ualika Auckland
CJ Flavell Auckland
Troy Wentworth Harbour
John-Paul Baledrokadroka Harbour
Heath McConnell Harbour
Tsiamo Hanafay Harbour
Jameer Reed Harbour
Hunter Te Ratana Northland
Astyn Te Whare Waikato
Merrick Rillstone Waikato
Bryson Herewini Waikato
Kade Gerrand Waikato
McKinley Wood Waikato
Teaohonga Greenland Waikato
Marquez Vaka Counties-Manukau
Logan Wood Counties-Manukau
Chisom Ochibulu Counties-Manukau
Andre Bautista Counties-Manukau
Jan Matanghuihan Counties-Manukau
Karakia Upu-Toparea Counties-Manukau
Ailani Upu-Toparea Counties-Manukau
Lachlan Finefeuiaki Counties-Manukau
Spencer Carr Counties-Manukau
Harry Kelso Franklin
Weston Quinlan Franklin
Nathaniel Short Franklin
Luke Vaipaata Waitakere West
Maecyn Keith-Peraua Waitakere West
Will Couper Waitakere West
Bronson Curtis Waikato Country
Liam Van Der Heyden Waikato Country
Huri Barlow Waikato Country
Kiwa Rata Waikato Country
Kruz Ua-Marsh Tauranga City
Regan Wilson Tauranga City
Chase Monks Tauranga City
Tamati Chandler Tauranga City
Orlando Karam Tauranga City
Liam Good Tauranga City
Michael Wade Te Aroha
Ky-Mani Kaumoana Te Aroha


First Name  Surname Association
Mackenzie Caskey Taranaki
Eva Neidermayr Taranaki
Funaki Belau Taranaki Country
Ella Makara Taranaki Country
Asha Young Wellington
Vera Schmidt Wellington
Malani Kini Wellington
Riley Lewis Gisborne
Isabel To’ia Hutt Valley
Leah Ah-ken Hutt Valley
Mya Tipene-Togoai Hutt Valley
Amelia Forbes Hutt Valley
Charlotte Tuliau Hawkes Bay
Graecyn Parahi Hawkes Bay
Makayla Jones Hawkes Bay
Story Sadler Hawkes Bay
Pahlyss Hokianga Hawkes Bay
Stirling Clarke-Lloyd Hawkes Bay
Issy Kerr Hawkes Bay
Maddie Kerr Hawkes Bay
Bree Jones Manawatu
Kahurangi Skudder Manawatu
Hibiscus Baker Porirua
Saydez Torea Porirua
Jaeda Lynch Brown Canterbury
Fenella Chittock Canterbury
Isla MacLean Canterbury
Dyani Tuliau Canterbury
Kallarney Rotana-Clarke Canterbury
Poppie Busch-Ward Canterbury
Niamh Chamberlain Canterbury
Birgitta Prescott Marlborough
Lucy Dawson Nelson
Ayanda Beneus Nelson/Tauranga
Cate Cook Nelson
Rafferty Powell North Canterbury
Brooke Perrim North Canterbury
Sofia Va’aelua North Canterbury
Terongomaianiwaniwa Williams North Canterbury
Ophelia Powell North Canterbury
Millie MacKenzie Otago
Lucy Morrison Otago
Libby Crawford Southland
Nevaeh Dunn Southland
Maggie Manson Southland
Ruby Beynon West Coast/North Canterbury
Dakota Robins West Coast
Pyper Mahuika West Coast
Rhylee Enoka Waikato
Shaeana Robson Waikato/Nelson*
Teia Koopu Waikato
Anaiya Nelson Waikato
Ayanda Beneus Tauranga
Emma Rogers Tauranga
Jada Ormsby Tauranga
Brennah Letoalevi-Nosa Harbour
Danielle Hannah Harbour
Emma Kaye Schroeder Harbour
Kodee Wiiliams-Sefo Harbour
Imogen O’Rouke Harbour
Amy McKenzie Harbour
Lily Farman Harbour
Sienna Bell Harbour
Eva Veale Harbour
Kaia Tuuta Harbour
Mela Andrews Harbour
Hariru Smith Rotorua
Te Pumanawa Rogers Rotorua
Waikimihia Douglas-Karauna Rotorua
Emily Tanira Counties-Manukau
Savana Feite Counties-Manukau
Jesse-Lee Upu Counties-Manukau
Ashleigh Tuumaialu Counties-Manukau
Bekks Coll Northland
Kassidy Murray Northland
Neta Palmer Northland
Phoenix Kaipo Northland
Rangianana Tito-Heremaia Northland
Anahera Worsfold Northland
Charlene Masiutama Northland
Lana Roach Waikato Country
Heaven Leigh Schmid Auckland
Tess Davis Franklin
Sylvie Conroy Franklin